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Old 07-18-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
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I converted my garage into what is now my living room. Unfortunately I have an ugly concrete slab that we used to park on in front of my living room. I can't afford to have it taken out and sod, but is there something else I can do that wouldn't be so cost prohibitive?

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Look into to having it Acid stained.

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Or even polish the concrete I guess.

How about rubber pavers? Quite beautiful, durable, super easy to install over concrete and maintenance is what you do now. If you destroy a piece, just pop a new one in place. Rubber will go right over the concrete and make a little private patio off your living or family room in a weekend. Rubber pavers come in a variety of colors and a variety of full proof patterns.

Don't get the thin faux paver brick crap at box stores though!

http://www.paversearch.com/rubber-pa...troduction.htm

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Look into to having it Acid stained.
That's what I was going to suggest. Not necessarily a perfect solution, but a whole heckuva lot nicer than an ugly slab.
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http://www.surecretedesign.com/produ..._ecostain.html
i like using eco-stain vs acid staining. acid staining takes a lot of practice and experimental testing and dilution ratios to achieve the color that you want. i feel that the eco-stains are more HO friendly and a lot less hassle to get the colors represented on the color charts. acid staing interior projects can cause corrosion on metals such as door hinges, window frames, and a/c vents if they are not properly covered and with good ventalation to evacuate the fumes given off as it reacts with the concrete.
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i like using eco-stain vs acid staining. acid staining takes a lot of practice and experimental testing and dilution ratios to achieve the color that you want. i feel that the eco-stains are more HO friendly and a lot less hassle to get the colors represented on the color charts. acid staing interior projects can cause corrosion on metals such as door hinges, window frames, and a/c vents if they are not properly covered and with good ventalation to evacuate the fumes given off as it reacts with the concrete.
Do they have that stuff at the Home Depot, where you normally shop?
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Do they have that stuff at the Home Depot, where you normally shop?
im sure that they do. if not, one of there experts should be able to guide you in the right direction
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the band around this pool and the small tiles were done with eco-stain with a taupe liquid antique agent applied over it. green acid stains will not hold up outside and tend to turn black when exposed to UV rays.


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